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Hide and seek game turns nearly deadly

Published On: Feb 18 2013 05:34:19 PM CST

Palm Springs, Calif. -

An eleven year old boy was run over while playing hide and seek.  On Sunday, February 17th an eleven year old boy was run over by a pickup truck towing an empty utility trailer while playing hide and seek at Sunrise Park in Palm Springs.

The boy was hiding under the utility trailer for several minutes before the driver of the pickup entered his truck and began to drive away. The driver did not realize the boy was there until a set of the trailer's tires ran the boy over.

The eleven year old boy, who resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, sustained serious injuries and was taken to a local hospital.

The driver of the pickup truck stopped immediately once he realized what had happened.

The cause of the collision remains under investigation and the driver of the pickup truck was not cited or arrested following the preliminary investigation. Alcohol and/or drugs do not appear to be a factor at this time.